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Unplug with us! UK Unplugged Subscription

UK Unplugged Subscription benefits

UK Unplugged Subscription “Research has shown links between television use and reduced creative imagination”, decreasing schoolchildren’s “mental imaginary skills” (BBC, 2020). So, are screens really such a bad thing? First and foremost, at UK Unplugged, we embrace the enormous advantages technology has brought to society in connecting and entertaining us. However, it is the balance […]

Time Flies Avionics: Come Fly with Us!

Directions to the Avionics event with a map and a plane

Time Flies Avionics. Join us on Saturday 9th March at the Bloom Building to celebrate British Science Week and learn all about planes! ✈️ We’ll be de-LIGHT-fully wiring a wooden map to have light up time zones, making carboard planes and doing various arts and crafts! This event is a little different from our usual ones […]

Ellen’s tying knots, Japan style!

Ellen's Furoski wrap

Hi, this is Ellen again! Sustainable wrapping may seem like a recent trend, but in Japan, the art of furoshiki has been around since the Nara period (around 710 B.C). Pronounced foo-roo-she-kee, furoshiki involves wrapping gifts using cloth or fabric instead of traditional wrapping paper. The fabric options include cotton, silk, and nylon with numerous […]

Japan Box: Ellen’s take on the exciting experience of co-creating hanafuda cards

Ellen playing Hanafuda with Kanae. We used these to model our own set for the Japan Box

I’m Ellen, one of the Creative Education Assistants from the University of Liverpool and I worked with Kanae, Keris, Diana and Andy on the development of the exciting new Japan Box (8+) and the upcoming event on Sunday 18th February 2024! I’d like to share some of what I learnt about hanafuda ‘flower cards’ (花札), […]

Boxes for the CAMHS Wait List

Deliveries for the CAMHS wait list

We began our deliveries for the local CAMHS waiting list on Friday. Children and young people recommended by their Care Navigator were able to choose which box they wanted (in this case Dinos Roar? and Day of the Dead) and we delivered them by ecargo bike to the families.   Why? Children and young people […]

Day of the Dead Fun this Half Term

Day of the Dead Event

Are you ready for a fiesta that involves skulls and spirit animals? We are! This half-term join us at the Bloom Building and Coffee Culture, coffee and crafting Mexican games and a dance 2 hours of screenfree fun! #SENDCO support and a sensory room! Day of the Dead tickets: https://wirralunplugged.org/shop/ If you’re in #Liverpool, we’ll […]

Free Competition! Summer of SPACE 6-Week Challenge

Summer of Space Competition Dress to Impress, challenge week 3

This week it’s all about looking the part! Space boots, check, astronaut suit, check, space earrings? … Go where your imagination takes you into hats, masks, socks… It’s free to enter- just email or PM/DM your entry to us. Free to anyone 16 and under in the UK. Deadline for entries is 9am on Friday! […]

Digital Detox or Disconnecting to Reconnect?

Father and daughter pose with a creation they made

Would you try a digital detox? #HolidayMode #VacationMode Unless you are retreating to one location… like a cabin or spa, I think it’s difficult to put your phone down on holiday. How do you find your way around without Google Maps or take pictures? What about checking in for your flight or researching for accessibility/food allergies? Our […]